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Poster: guyzilla Date: Feb 21, 2010 1:08pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Please move to Classic TV

http://www.archive.org/details/NbcMatineeTheater-theDarkOfTheMoon

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 21, 2010 3:17pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

Thanks, Guyzilla. :)

I forgot that the show seems to run short for a one-hour program...maybe that's the way the original film print was, or maybe a reel was missing? Anyway, that's the way the tape is, just as I received it from Gloria Talbott. I'm just glad the 25+ year old tape held up as well as it did...one of my last remaining VHS tapes.

Three cheers to Guyzilla for transferring and uploading this rare kinescope for us!

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Feb 21, 2010 4:04pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

I noticed the odd running time too, but I was watching the show as I was transferring it and it didn't really seem like anything was missing, but we'll see how it bears up under closer examination. One possibility occured to me was maybe it was formatted for a 45 minute time slot. Why not? After all they did have 15 minute shows. Hopefully the other show I have will turn out to be pd so I can put it up too. It's all ready to go just in case!

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Poster: zigoto Date: Feb 21, 2010 5:07pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

It seems to be one hour show allright. I found this log:
http://www.jjonz.us/RadioLogs/pagesnfiles/logs_files/1950s/1957/57_12Dec/%5Bw%5D57-12-13-%28Fri%29.pdf
The commercials seem to be missing. That would account for the missing 15 minutes.
Thanks for the upload.
Can't wait till download is finished.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Feb 21, 2010 7:03pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

Back then commercials took up less time during the program than they do now. Most modern one hour programs nowadays are filled with about 17 total minutes of commercials. Daytime programming may have been a different story, though. This particular program as I've uploaded it has a running time of just over 39 minutes. If it is complete, then that would mean there would be a total of over twenty minutes of commercials during that hour. I don't know what the standards were back then as far as how many commercials would have been run on daytime programming back then, but according to your link this WAS a one hour show.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 21, 2010 8:42pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

The other version of the Climax "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" that I uploaded the other day, which was released on DVD by Alpha video, runs for just over 40 mins. The only things that are cut out of the Alpha video version are the host intro, pre-filmed and live ads and the promo for an upcoming show.

Many of the live shows had quite a few ads. I know the Studio One programs usually had at least three ad segments varying from 4 to 7 minutes in length. It wouldn't be unusual for the shortened version of Matinee Theatre to only be missing the sponsor and network promos.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2010-02-22 04:42:46

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Poster: cosmico Date: Feb 22, 2010 6:44pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

Thanks also to you, V-C, for letting us know that these two old shows were okay to put on the IA. I just wish I had more material like this to share.

Watching Matinee Theatre again, IMHO it does seem like a complete story, despite the somewhat short running time.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Feb 22, 2010 7:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Please move to Classic TV

You're welcome. It is great to see these shows. Thanks for sharing them.

I agree that the Matinee Theater one is probably the full show without the ads. I don't think its that unusual for an hour show to have 20 mins of ads and promos. I swear I have seen some Studio Ones were Betty Furness gets more screen time than the lead actors in the play.